7-Hr Microsoft Project Workshop
About course

Project management skills are taught and used independently from any tool, but at some point, all organizations need to standardize on and make use of some kind of project management tool – a spreadsheet is not enough.  Microsoft Project is one of the most widely-used such tools, and this workshop will present the attendees with an opportunity to use the tool to go through a series of exercises, based on a real-world case study.

This is a workshop rather than a course, so instead of focusing on lectures and PowerPoint slides, the attendees will be introduced to a project and will go through the steps in setting up and managing that project, using Microsoft Project.  The version of the tool in use does not matter – the facilitator will make use of the version current at your organization

Who should attend

This course is intended for Program Managers, Project Managers, IT Managers, Business Analysts and anyone else looking to improve their skills with Microsoft Project, a widely-used project management tool.

Course features

This 7-hour workshop will focus on a specific case study.  The facilitator will guide you through a series of exercises highlighting the use of Microsoft Project in the real world. Upon completion of this one-day course, you will be able to: 

  • Perform initial setup of a project
  • Build a Work Breakdown Structure in MSP
  • Create a schedule in MSP
  • Manage resources in MSP
  • Manage the budget in MSP
  • Progress a project
  • Track and monitor a project
Course outline

The Case Study

  • The project
  • Roles
  • Initial parameters


Understanding the Deliverables

  • Scope determination
  • The WBS


Starting the Schedule

  • Activity list
  • Dependencies


Resource Management

  • Determining the People Needed
  • Estimates
  • Material resources


Costs and the Budget

  • Costing the Resources
  • Applying Resources to Activities
  • The Final Schedule


Tracking Actuals

  • Baselines
  • Adding Actuals


Variance Management

  • Reasons for Variance
  • Approaches for Variance Management
  • Change Control
  • Replanning
Course information
Duration: 7 hours
Earn: 7 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom